jiggle..wiggle..giggle New Years Dance-a-thon 2018
Come and celebrate active women everywhere who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. Here are some of the fantastic activities we have planned – Clubbercise, Zumba® & African Dance
To find out more and book yourself in click the button below
Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey
Health and happiness
Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthyand that they’re not that happy.
However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.
So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,
When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!
1st Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
2nd Playing with children or swimming
3rd Running or gardening
The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!
When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:
16% go for a swim
12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
11% go for a walk
10% go cycling
9% have a dance
7% go for a run or jog
Use of parks
Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.
41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks
So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.
Active Streets has developed out of the Streets for Play initiative that some residents had started in the Kings Heath area. Active Streets supports groups of residents to bring activity to people’s doorstep with road closures (via Temporary Road Closure Order and partnering with Highways), a range of multi sports and family fun activities on people’s doorsteps. It includes providing streets with physical activity resources to get children and families active (including archery, badminton, tennis).
The service also support residents with a city wide insurance process that covers all road closures, something that was previously a significant cost to residents and a major barrier. If you are interested in closing your street or would just like some more information contact Olga.Sukhanova@Birmingham.gov.uk